The liability for the damage caused by self-driving vehicle is attributable to the manufacturer, since the accident is the direct consequence of the operation of the artificial intelligence system applied to driving.
Tizio, driving a self-driving car, hits a bicycle ahead of him on a road in the Alfa city center, causing the fall of the cyclist Caio, which (as will be seen later) undergoes a fracture to the arm curable within a month.
Immediately after the incident, the driver of the car continues his path without stopping right away despite the explicit invitation of a traffic police officer present on the site.
After a hundred meters, Tizio stops and gets out of the car: reached by the agent, Tizio explains he was not able to do a proper maneuver or stop because of a malfunction of the artificial intelligence system of his new self driving car, purchased the previous month.
Later, Tizio goes to his attorney because he is denounced by the traffic police to the competent authority for failure to comply with the obligation to stop at the invitation of agents in the traffic police service. Caio also addresses his lawyer to ask for damages suffered as a result of the accident.